• Jacksboro City Attorney David Spiller, right, swears in Place 4 Councilman Joe Mitchell and Mayor Alton Morris. Both were unopposed in the May election.

Jacksboro council hosts second public hearing on proposed rezoning

The Jacksboro City Council began its meeting Monday with Mayor Alton Morris and Councilman Joe Mitchell taking their oaths of office. Incumbents Morris, Mitchell and Melanie Belcher ran unopposed in this month’s city council election. Belcher was not present at Monday’s meeting.

The council hosted its second of two public hearings with the planning and zoning commission to discuss the proposed changes to the city’s zoning ordinance. No one from the public attended.

City Manager Mike Smith explained some of the changes within the plan including setback rules, eliminating the percentage of masonry requirements if the structure conforms to others near it and more.

P&Z’s Lynda Pack asked if the changes were made concerning rezoning the newspaper office as residential and Smith said they will be made.

“That’s the only one that anybody really said anything about,” she said.

Smith said going forward the changes will be compiled and a clean document will be available prior to the next meeting for one more review. Then the council should vote on whether or not to approve the proposed changes at its June 19 meeting to be effective immediately.

The city plans to publish the new ordinance and map on its website October 1.

To read the complete article, see the May 26 edition of the Herald-Gazette.

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